Do., 13. Jan.|
TALK: Velina Ninkova (University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway)
Title: Colonial encounters from an animist perspective in the Western Kalahari
13. Jan. 2022, 15:00 MEZ
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The livelihoods of the Ju|'hoansi in what is today the Omaheke region in east central Namibia have been dramatically uprooted by waves of white and Bantu settlement over the course of the 20th century. These colonial encounters have resulted in the complete land dispossession and incorporation of the Ju|'hoansi in the regional economy. In this talk, I will discuss how the Ju|'hoansi have responded to these changes from a relational ontological perspective. I will discuss notions of personhood and how they apply to 'new' categories, such as white people and state institutions. At the end, I will discuss the impact of these disruptions on the Ju|'hoansi cultural survival in the long term.